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Orthopedic Abbr

Common Orthopedic Abbreviations

AE above albow
AK above knee
BDT bone density testingg
BK below knee
BMD bone mmineral density
C1, C2, etc. first cervical vertebra, second cervical vertebra, etc.
Ca calcium
CK creatine Kinase
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
DJD degenerative joint disease
DTR deep tendon reflex
DXA dual-energy absorptiometry
EMG electromyogram
FX, Fx fracture
HNP herniated nucleus pulposus
IM intramuscular
JRA juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
L1, L2, etc. first lumbar vertebra, second lumbar vertebra, etc.
LE lower extremity
LLE left lower extremity
LUE left upper extremity
MD muscular dystrophy
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
OA osteoarthritis
ORIF open reduction-internal fixation
Orth, ortho orthopedics
RA rhuematoid arthritis
RLE right lower extremity
RUE right upper extremity
T1, T2, etc. first thoracic vertebra, second thoracic vertebra, etc.
THA total hip arthroplasty
THR total hip replacement
TKA total knee arthroplasty
TKR total knee replacement
UE upper extremity
Created by: Wolkowski